Best Hip-Hop/Rap Producers of 2012



Sledgren – His sound has became a trademark of Taylor Gang and his talent shined throughout the Taylor Allderdice mixtape.


lex luger

Lex Luger – A producer renowned for his hard beats proved himself this year, one of his best projects was on Rick Ross’ “Off The Boat” from Rich Forever



araabMUZIK – A different sound to hip-hop, shown most on A$AP Twelvyy’s “Y.N.R.E” from the A$AP Mob’s Lord$ Never Worry



Just Blaze – A veteran in the game, a legend. His talent was shown on many tracks this year, most notably on Drake’s “Lord Knows” with Rick Ross from Take Care and on Kendrick Lamar’s “Compton” with Dr. Dre from good kid, m.A.A.d city


noah 40 shebib

Noah “40” Shebib –40 works best with Drake, fans know that 40 is the most influential person in Drizzy’s career, but when he works with others, which is very rarely, we see his talent at a whole other level



Diplo – A producer from the new era of hip-hop who can shape any rapper to any style; whatever preference an artist has, Diplo can bring them into his style, as he did with Wale’s “Slight Work” with Big Sean from Ambition


jahlil beats

Jahlil Beats – Aside being young, Jahlil Beats is one of the most seasoned producers in the game, with a close connection to Meek Mill and the MMG family, Jahlil Beats has shown that he produces nothing but fire. His work on Meek Mill’s “Burn” and “Flexing” from Dreamchasers 2 shows his beats produce hits constantly.


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T-Minus – Another producer affiliated with Drake through his Toronto nativity, Tyler showed his potential to be a great producer on Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools (Drank)” from good kid, m.A.A.d city


the beat bully

The Beat BullyA young producer, brother of Jahlil Beats has shown so much potential over the year, producer of Meek Mill’s “House Party” and Rozay’s “Stay Schemin” and also “Intro” from Dreamchasers 2




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